Milestone win concludes atypical season for Swinney and Tigers

By Alex Dodd
Courtesy The Journal

ORLANDO, Fla. — When the Clemson football team dropped to 4-3 on the season after a lopsided loss at Pittsburgh on Oct. 23, many wrote off any possibility of a positive finish to the Tigers’ season.

But Dabo Swinney and his team stayed the course.

The Tigers capped off their 11th straight 10-win season — becoming just the third program in college football history to achieve the feat — last week with a 20-13 win over Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

During Swinney’s tenure, Clemson has won a pair of national titles, played in six straight College Football Playoffs and won the ACC seven times in the last decade.

However, this season proved to be perhaps his best, as he became just the third college football

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